SOLAR ECLIPSES IN SIAM (THAILAND)

1. SOLAR ECLIPSES IN SIAM (THAILAND) IN THE PAST

 

The oldest historical evidence about solar eclipses viewed from Siam dates to the Ayutthaya period (the Ayutthaya kingdom existed between 1350 and 1767)

 

Note that in this document we use the term ‘Siam’, the former name of Thailand until it was changed to ‘Thailand’ in 1939.

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A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF SOLAR ECLIPSES

A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF SOLAR ECLIPSES

1. INTRODUCTION

A “Solar eclipse” is a celestial phenomenon where observers on the Earth see the Sun become dim when the Moon blocks out the light from the Sun totally or partially. When a solar eclipse occurs, the Moon is in its orbit between the Earth and the Sun such that the Sun, Moon and Earth are in a straight line. 

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